Mumbai Indians have a special love for the young South African talent as they have signed another young protea player in Tristan Stubbs. The five-time champions were the first to introduce pacer Marco Jansen to the world and they also signed Dewald Brevis in the mega-auction ahead of the IPL 2022.
Mumbai Indians have now signed Tristan Stubbs as the replacement for the English pacer Tymal Mills. The left-handed pacer has been ruled out of the tournament after sustaining an injury.
“Mumbai Indians have signed South African Tristan Stubbs as a replacement for Tymal Mills, who has sustained an injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the Tata IPL. The 21-year-old, talented middle-order batter, recently debuted for the national South African A Squad against Zimbabwe. Tristan has had a very promising domestic season and played an important role for his team in the recently concluded T20 domestic league. Tristan will join the MI squad for the rest of the season”, read the official announcement.
Squad Update: Tristan Stubbs to replace Tymal Mills in #MumbaiIndians 2022 squad.#OneFamily #DilKholKe pic.twitter.com/kwSkrpvMct
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 5, 2022
Who is Tristan Stubbs?
Stubbs is a young wicket-keeper batter from South Africa who is making his mark in domestic cricket. He is just 21-years-old and represents Eastern Province in the South African domestic cricket.
Tristan Stubbs ply his trade for the Warriors in the CSA T20 Challenge. The young talented batter has played 8 first-class matches, scoring 465 runs at an average of 46.50, including two centuries. In 11 List-A matches, Tristan has amassed 275 runs.
Tristan Stubbs has fantastic numbers in his T20 career as the youngster has scored a total of 506 runs in just 17 matches at a fantastic strike rate of 157.14. He usually bats in the middle order and already has made his debut for South Africa A.
The big opportunity has knocked on Tristan Stubbs’ door as the wicket-keeper batter will now get a chance to represent the biggest T20 franchise on the globe.